Podcast Directories

Every year there are millions of podcasts published by tens of thousands of people in hundreds of languages, yet there are really just three podcast directories where people are able to go and look for new shows to enjoy. The vast majority of podcast players will read a directory listing from iTunes in order to provide the most comprehensive search, but none seem particularly good at recommending shows. Given how just about every other service we use online has some sort of algorithm in place to show us music, movies, TV shows, advertisements, and social accounts we might be interested in, why is podcast discovery still such a complicated endeavour?

Semi-Relevant Links:Rusty Rants — Discovering DiscoveryWikipedia — The Netflix PrizeTop 3 Podcast DIrectories:iTunesStitcherGoogle Play MusicPodcasts We Mentioned:How SoundSound Matters99% InvisibleBBC4 — In Our TimeThe Enough Podcast Archives